It is a compelling and innovative analysis of technology from a cultural perspective.
Arguing that humans have always been technological as well as cultural beings, David Hakken calls for a fundamental rethinking of the traditional separation of anthropology and technical studies. Drawing on three decades of research on contemporary technological societies, this book outlines a fresh way of thinking about technology and offers an ethical and political response to the challenge of truly living as "cyborgs" in the age of cyberspace.
An alternative to "Computer Revolution" thought; doing ethnography in cyberspace; the entity problem - what carries culture in cyberspace?; the ethnography of mid-range social relations in cyberspace - community, region, organization and civil society; macro-social relations and structure in cyberspace; knowledge in cyberspace and the practice of ethnography.